Kastraki (lake)

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Lake Kastraki
Kastraki lake 1.JPG
LocationAetolia-Acarnania, Greece
Coordinates38°48′N 21°22′E / 38.800°N 21.367°E / 38.800; 21.367Coordinates: 38°48′N 21°22′E / 38.800°N 21.367°E / 38.800; 21.367
TypeArtificial Lake
Native nameΤ. Λίμνη Καστρακίου
Primary inflowsAcheloos
Primary outflowsAcheloos
Basin countriesGreece
Surface area28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Water volume0.95 km3 (770,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation144 m (472 ft)

Lake Kastraki (Greek: Λίμνη Καστρακίου) is an artificial lake near Kastraki in Aetolia-Acarnania, western Greece. The lake is drained by the river Acheloos, and fed by the rivers Acheloos and Inachos.[1] It was formed by the Kastraki Dam, completed in 1969. Its area is about 28 km² and its maximum capacity is 950,000,000 m³ of water. It is used for the generation of hydroelectric power by DEI.[2]



  1. ^ Marinos, Paul G. (1997). Engineering geology and the environment: proceedings : International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment : Athens, Greece, 23-27 June, 1997. 3. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 90-5410-880-0.
  2. ^ Kastraki Hydroelectric Project

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